Hydraulic fracturing is now being practiced or proposed in 31 states. Local bans on fracking are routinely overturned, brushing aside the consent of the right of self governance. Proponents of hydraulic frackturing tout its potential to make the United States the world's largest oil producer. Even if that was true, at what costs to the environmental and human health? Jobs today, cancer tomorrow. Are we really that short sighted? Fracking uses more than 700 chemicals and compounds, some of them proprietary, thus secret.
Poisoned Well highlights 70 of the most toxic chemicals used in hydro fracking. Each one of these chemicals has 10 or more negative health affects.
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